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Cabinet Decision on the Relevant Cabinet Orders for the Enforcement of the Act of the Partial Revision of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy

November 27, 2018

On November 27, 2018, the Cabinet approved the relevant Cabinet Orders to enforce the Act of the Partial Revision of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy, which was established at the 196th ordinary session of the Diet. The Act of the Partial Revision of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy will come into force on December 1, 2018.

1. Background

Aiming to achieve the targets of energy conservation as future perspectives set in the Long-term Energy Supply and Demand Outlook (energy mix) formulated in 2015, the Diet established the Act of the Partial Revision of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy at the 196th ordinary session to stipulate provisions required for: [i] establishing a new system to evaluate the energy conservation results of inter-business collaboration and [ii] revising the definition of “consignors” of goods and stipulating the position of “quasi-consignors”.

In response, on November 27, 2018, the Cabinet approved the relevant Cabinet Orders to stipulate matters delegated to Cabinet Order under the Act of the Partial Revision of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy and the enforcement date thereof.

2. Summary of the Cabinet Orders

The major measures under the Cabinet Orders are as follows:

(1) Cabinet Order for Stipulating the Enforcement Date of the Act of the Partial Revision of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy

(2) Cabinet Order for Stipulating the Date Specified by a Cabinet Order under Article 2 of the Supplementary Provisions of the Act of the Partial Revision of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy

(3) Cabinet Order for Developing Related Cabinet Orders Involving the Enforcement of the Act of the Partial Revision of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy

Division in Charge

Energy Efficiency Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy